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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BackupExec Vendors:   Veritas
Veritas BackupExec Use-After-Free Memory Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038561
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-8895   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 25 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Veritas BackupExec. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted NDMP data over SSL to TCP port 10000 to trigger a use-after-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Matthew Daley reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2014 14.1.1187.1126, 15 14.2.1180.3160, 16 FP1 (16.0.1142.1327)).

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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